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Running is better with a friend

Johnson and Franlkin

Shelia Johnson and Ingani Franlkin of Hampton Roads, Virginia crossed the marathon finish line wearing sparkling sunglasses.

The two are close friends and met through running.

“We’re just out here having us some fun,” Johnson says. “We had a blast out there. We had lots of laughs and hi-fives.”

The friends aspire to complete marathons in all 50 states together. Johnson has completed 28 marathons while Franklin has done 7.

“Today was really special,” Franklin adds.

Both are planning to run the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Marathon later this year.